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Fall Prevention Program for At-Risk Low-Income Seniors

  • Listed: December 12, 2018 4:52 am
  • Expires: 997958 days, 19 hours


The primary goal of the Fall Prevention Program (FPP) is to reduce and/or prevent the number of falls among at-risk low-income seniors.  The FPP uses a multi-pronged approach proven to be the most effective strategy to address the range of issues that leads to falls

  • BEHAVIORAL. We educate and raise awareness about: falls and fall prevention, sedentary lifestyle, medication management, and better eating habits.
  • PHYSICAL. We offer fall prevention skills-building training sessions that help to develop strength, improve mobility and balance and increase hand-eye coordination.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL. We make suggestions during class and workshops for simple changes to their home environment i.e. grab bars, smoke alarms, stair railings, and hand held showers.

We also provide:

  • Prevention education and skills-building training to raise awareness about risk factors that lead to unintentional falls.
  • Free assessments to evaluate your risk for falling.
  • Free classes that focus on strength, balance, mobility, and endurance.
  • Free Falls Prevention booklets that include tips for home safety.
  • Presentations to you and your loved ones or caregivers, community outreach to senior centers, senior residents, and senior health fairs.


  • Falls are a common occurrence among seniors with at least 30% over age 65 taking a fall and falls are the leading cause of injury death (CDC 2001).
  • In the year 2000, those 65+ represented slightly over 10% of the population of Alameda County yet accounted for 43% of the hospitalizations and deaths due to unintentional injuries (77% are falls).
  • A recent study of people aged 72 and older found that the average health care cost of a fall injury was $19, 440 (excluding physician services) (Rizzo 1998).

Please Note:

  1. There is no obligation to contribute.
  2. A contribution is purely voluntary.
  3. No eligible participants will be denied service because of a failure or inability to contribute
  4. Participants must:

    • Be 60 years or older.
    • Be at-risk for a fall. Fallen in past or have poor balance.
    • Be approved by personal doctor to participate in group exercise class.
    • Have transportation to get to a group exercise site.

    How to Apply:

    To obtain an application for the Fall Prevention Program:

    Download a Registration Form

    Please download and fill out a Project Enhance Registration Form and a Health History Form. After you fill these out you may email them to FallPrevention@SpectrumCS.orgor bring them to your nearest Fall Prevention class locationand turn them into a Fitness Instructor.

    Registration Form

    Health History Form

    To see our Class Locations and Class Schedules Please click here


    Talk to a staff member at


    Send an email to

Each group exercise class meets either on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or on Tuesday and Thursday.

Allen Temple Arms
8135 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94621
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Mon, Wed, Fri 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Phone: 510-562-2771
Ashland Community Center
1530 – 167th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578
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Mon, Wed, Fri 9:45am – 10:45am
Mon, Wed, Fri 11:15am – 12:15pm

Phone: 510-881-6700
East Oakland Senior Center
9255 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
click here for google mapTues, Thur 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Phone: 510-615-5731
Josephine Lum Lodge
2747 Oliver Drive
Hayward, CA 94545
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Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00am – 9:00am
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:15am – 10:15am

Phone: 510-782-7326
Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94579
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Mon, Wed, Fri 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Phone: 510-577-6080
Niles Discovery Church
336600 Niles Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
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Tues, Thurs 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Phone: 510-797-0895
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
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Mon, Wed 1:15pm – 2:15pm, Fri 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Mon, Wed 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Phone: 510-675-5495
San Leandro Senior Center
13909 E. 14th St.
San Leandro, CA 94578
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Tues, Thurs 10:30am – 11:30am
Tues, Thurs 11:45am – 12:45pm
Tues, Thurs 1:45pm – 2:45pm 

Phone: 510-577-7990
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church
32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd.
Union City, CA 94587
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Tues, Thurs 8:45am – 9:45am
Phone: 510-471-2581
The Arbor at Hesperian
15888 Hesperian Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Map coming soon
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am – 10:00am
Phone: 510-962-8619
United Methodist Church
19806 Wisteria Street
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Tues, Thurs 8:30am – 9:30am
Phone: 510-581-5073
Weekes Community Center
27182 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
click here for google map Mon, Wed, Fri 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Phone: 510-881-6700
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